Gauging Probe combines long life and narrow 6 mm body.

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Offering 2, 5, and 12 mm measuring ranges and resolution programmable to 0.01 µm, D6J Pencil Probe Series is compatible with Orbit®3 Network and can interconnect with other sensors, instruments, and outputs. Designed facilitates installation, while construction includes long-life, precision bearings that ensure probe's accuracy is maintained throughout millions of cycles. Created to meet IP50 Protection standards, probe also features replaceable M2 thread tips.

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Solartron Metrology Incorporates Novel Design in Narrow, 6mm Gauging Probe

D6J Series Gauging Probe Combines Long Life and Performance In Narrow Diameter Body for Precision Linear Measurements

AMETEK Solartron Metrology ( has introduced its slimmer line of gauge probes, the D6J Pencil Probe Series. This gauge probe series features a revolutionarily narrow, 6mm, body. Its compact design affords gauge builders and test engineers much needed space, without sacrificing performance, quality, or product life expectancy.

The D6J series utilizes an innovative construction approach to maintain the effectiveness of the probe. It employs long-life, precision bearings so that diameter size may be drastically reduced, by up to 25% of the standard probe diameter. As repeatability is a top priority, these long-life, precision bearings ensure that the D6J’s high level of accuracy is maintained throughout millions of cycles.

The D6J series is designed for easy installation. It is completely compatible with the Orbit®3 Network, a fully formed digital measurement system. These probes can easily interconnect with other sensors, instruments and outputs. The D6J series emphasizes easy maintenance by incorporating replaceable M2 thread tips into its design.

The D6J boasts state-of-the-art specifications and was created to meet IP50 Protection standards, which ensures its longevity. It includes resolution programmable to 0.01 µm to ensure user precision. This probe features 2mm, 5mm and 12mm measuring ranges to meet the needs of an array of applications for a myriad of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, precision bearing industry, and even engine components.

Solartron Metrology is a world leader in design and manufacture of precision digital and analog dimensional LVDT gauging probes, displacement sensors, optical linear encoders and associated instrumentation. It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than US$3.3 billion.

For more information, contact:

Solartron Metrology

Steyning Way

Bognor Regis

West Sussex, PO22 9ST 

Tel:  +44 (0) 1243 833333



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